Just hoping for a little help because my computer skills are not exactly great. I have an old PC (hp pavillion intel pentium 4) that runs (just about) on 512 Mb of Ram so i went to the crucial website and it told me i need to buy the following memory:
Module Size: 1GB Package: 184-pin DIMM Feature: DDR PC3200 Specs: DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64 •
I found some memory on ebay that i thought was the same and so i ordered this:
2GB 2x1GB PC3200 DDR400 400Mhz 184pin DIMM Memory For AMD 939 A8N K8N Chipset
After i installed the new memory my computer wouldn't start. It would get to the xp startup screen and then either freeze or just go back to the start and ask me how i want to start my computer. I tried the memory sticks in a number of different positions but to no avail. When i ordered the memory i didn't think about the "For AMD 939 A8N K8N Chipset" and i was wondering if that was the reason why it wouldn't work. How do i know if the memory is just plain faulty or if it's my computer that won't run the new memory. I'm a little lost.
Thanks in advance for any feedback,